Dollar, Pound, Mark and Yen:
stronger than the might of a pen.
Brings together people in unison:
the best form of communication.
Though it’s value you can’t deny:
it’s consequences you can’t defy.
All the battles won and lost:
the human lives that it has cost.
Fame and glory were the goal:
to become rich, it took its toll.
That it is innocent, you might reason;
but it’s the motive, for men of treason.
With little of it, all you want to buy:
with tons of it, in sleepless nights, alone you lie.
In the hands of a beggar:
worth a million, a meagre dollar.
In the hands of a miserly millionaire:
worth the idea to become a billionaire.
Can it buy the sweetness of honey:
no, it is after all money.